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Area Information for Garner, North Carolina

Located in Wake County, North Carolina, Garner is a darling community with a population of about 27,500 as of the 2010 Census.

Like many communities in Wake County, Garner got its start thanks to its proximity to a railroad that ran through the area.

The area that is now known as Garner was chosen to be the location of a station of the North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte in 1847.

The community hasn’t looked back since! Soon after, the population started growing in the area and by 1883, the town had officially been incorporated.

There are varying accounts of how the town got its name.  One theory is that Garner was named for a family that lived in the area and later moved to Texas. Another is that the town was named by Henry Fort, a black cabinetmaker and carpenter who owned land along the railroad. Still others say that  Garner was named for its founder, H.C. Garner.

Regardless of how it got its name, Garner has been recognized over the years for its connection to the railroad industry as well as farming.  In fact, farming was the primary source of income for early settlers in Garner.

Education in Garner

Garner is served by the Wake County Public School system.  Residents in Garner attend such high-achieving schools as:

  • Aversboro Elementary School
  • Creech Road Elementary School
  • East Garner Elementary School
  • Rand Road Elementary School
  • Timber Drive Elementary School
  • Vandora Springs Elementary School
  • Vance Elementary School
  • East Garner Middle School
  • North Garner Middle School
  • Garner Magnet High School

In addition, since part of Garner is located in Johnston County, some residents attend the public schools in that county, including:

  • Polenta Elementary School
  • West View Elementary School
  • Cleveland Middle School

Garner, NC Real Estate Experts

If you’re thinking about relocating to the Triangle area, I recommend you check out some of Garner's impressive residential communities.

Contact me, Rachel Kendall, and my team of Garner real estate experts, today to learn more about living in Garner.

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